Symplesound has released PurpleDrums, a free Ableton Live 9.5 project.

Symplesound PurpleDrums rack

A Linn LM-1, flanger, compressor and pure genius. These are the ingredients that created Prince’s definitive “Minneapolis” drum sound. To honor the memory of this visionary artist, Symplesound has developed a free educational Ableton Live 9.5 project based on a faithful re-creation of his production process.

The project includes a drum rack based on samples from both the LM-1 and LinnDrum, processed in his unique style – and 10 royalty-free all-original MIDI loops, inspired by Prince’s approach to groove programming.

PurpleDrums features

  • Custom Drum Rack w/integrated effects.
  • Eight Macros tailored to the “Minneapolis Sound”.
  • 10 royalty-free original MIDI drum loops.
  • 16 Linn LM-1 and LinnDrum samples.
  • Interactive manual explaining Prince’s approach to drum production.
  • Full Push Compatibility.

PurpleDrums is a free download for Ableton Live 9.5 and higher.

More information: Symplesound / PurpleDrums